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England star Claire Purdy coaches Chichester girls

01 June 2010

  • England's Claire Purdy gives out rugby tips to Chichester girls
  • Annual tag tournament embraces the Women's Rugby World Cup 2010
England's Claire Purdy coaches Chichester girls

Photo: RFU Archive

Schoolgirls from Chichester High School were given a treat when England and Wasps prop Claire Purdy popped in to give some rugby advice and answer questions at their annual tag tournament.

Purdy has been named in England's Rugby World Cup squad and is a former student at the University of Chichester.

The annual girls' tournament was extra special this year with the tournament themed on the actual world cup, with each team taking part representing a country that's participating in this summer’s tournament.

The girls were clearly inspired by the presence of the England international and put on some exciting, attacking rugby.

Westergate School, who represented Ireland, just edged out Angmering in the final to take the title for a third successive year.

The 2010 WRWC kicks off on August 20th with the pool games to be played at Guildford’s Surrey Sports Park and the semi and finals staged at the Twickenham Stoop. Check out our WRWC ticket page for all the latest information.